May 24, 2013 |
Unseeded but not quite an underdog, Cornell heads to Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday in search of its first berth in the NCAA men's lacrosse title game since 2009. The Big Red fell in the Ivy League semifinals before rolling to two NCAA tournament wins over Maryland and Ohio State by a combined score of 32-14. Coach Ben DeLuca said he's not quite sure if the winning margins will be an advantage in the final four. "We're coming in with a great amount of confidence and we draw upon the experience we had throughout the season," DeLuca said.
May 23, 2013
No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown (HS)1 Kyle Turri G 6-3 170 So. West Islip, N.Y. (West Islip) 2 David Lawson M 6-1 203 Sr. Westford, Mass. (Middlesex) 3 Brendan Fowler M 6-0 210 Jr. Wantagh, N.Y. (Chaminade) 4 Dan Wigrizer G 5-10 186 Sr. Villanova, Pa. (Haverford) 5 Tanner Scott M 5-11 177 So.
May 22, 2012 |
Twelve players from the Philadelphia area punched tickets to the NCAA men's lacrosse Final Four after wins Sunday at PPL Park in Chester. Notre Dame (13-2) outlasted Virginia (12-4) in the fourth quarter to knock out the defending national champion, 12-10, in front of 10,770 fans. In the other quarterfinal at PPL Park, Duke dominated Colgate for a 17-6 victory. Notre Dame will play Loyola-Maryland in the semifinals Saturday in Foxborough, Mass. Duke (15-4) will meet Maryland.
May 18, 2012 |
IN FEBRUARY 2011, former Lower Merion High lacrosse star Jordan Wolf returned home as a Duke freshman. In only his third game, Wolf had minimal impact as the Blue Devils were upset by Penn, 7-3, at Franklin Field. Wolf will get another chance to shine at home on Sunday, when Duke takes on Colgate in the NCAA men's lacrosse quarterfinals at PPL Park in Chester. "The most important thing is to worry about the game and advancing, but it's definitely special to play in my hometown," Wolf says.
September 27, 2011 |
THE ITALIAN team Virtus Bologna says its top offer to Kobe Bryant is a 1-year contract worth $5 million. With NBA players locked out, Virtus hopes the Los Angeles Lakers star agrees to a deal before he arrives in Italy this week for a tour arranged by one of his sponsors. A person who spoke on condition of anonymity told the Associated Press the other offers on the table include a 2-month deal worth nearly $2 million, a 1-month contract for $1.3 million or $900,000 for only one game.
February 27, 2011 |
The Penn men's lacrosse team stunned No. 10-ranked Duke, 7-3, on Saturday at Franklin Field, holding the defending national champion Blue Devils to the program's lowest goal total in a game in 25 years. Penn, which was just 5-8 last year and 1-5 in Ivy League play, hasn't made it past the first round of the NCAA tournament since 1989. The Quakers were unranked in Lacrosse Magazine's preseason top 20 for Division I teams. In fact, four teams in the region - Princeton, Villanova, Drexel, and Delaware - were among that publication's top 20. Penn also was not ranked in the top 20 by Nike/Inside Lacrosse.
May 23, 2009 |
Think of all the classic, goofy disguises athletes have donned through the years. Bobby Valentine's fake nose and glasses, Mike Schmidt's wig and Dwight Howard's Superman cape immediately come to mind. Ken Clausen went one step further, making his disguise a permanent fixture. Well, sort of. Two summers ago, the Virginia defender decided he'd get a mustache tattooed on his left index finger. Now, Clausen, a high-school all-American lacrosse player at the Hill School in Pottstown and a Downingtown native, can go from clean-shaven to scruffy in an instant simply by lifting his finger above his upper lip. "I got it for people to laugh at or with me," said Clausen, who is a junior at Virginia.
May 24, 2008 |
Two years ago, Ken Clausen was a senior at the Hill School in Pottstown. Like many high school seniors, Clausen began preparing for college. He was headed to Duke to play lacrosse. Or so he thought. Then rape allegations against the Duke lacrosse team in 2006 rocked the nation, and, as the incident unfolded, Clausen was given the option to remain at Duke or look elsewhere. Initially, Clausen wanted to stay a Blue Devil, but when the possibility arose that the program could be cut, he decided to scan his options.
May 22, 2008 |
Tony McDevitt was waiting in Raleigh, N.C., to board a flight to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, when he received the phone call. McDevitt, a graduate of Penn Charter, was heading south of the border for his senior trip. He had received his Duke diploma. He had played what he figured to be his final collegiate lacrosse game, a 12-11 loss to Johns Hopkins in the NCAA championship. He had even accepted a job with Merrill Lynch in New York City. But then he heard the news he and his teammates had been waiting for: The NCAA had granted an extra year of eligibility to the Duke men's lacrosse players who lost their 2006 season amid a rape controversy.
March 4, 2008 |
Tony McDevitt already has a Wall Street job waiting for him. But the 23-year-old graduate of both Duke University and Philadelphia's William Penn Charter School has some unfinished business to tend to first. He wants to win an NCAA men's lacrosse championship. A preseason all-American defenseman, McDevitt was granted a fifth year of eligibility by the NCAA in May in compensation for losing the 2006 season after false charges that three teammates had raped an exotic dancer.